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Thos. & Wm. Molson - 1/2 penny 1837

Thos. & Wm. Molson - 1/2 penny 1837

Description

In 1763 France and England signed the Treaty of Paris and Canada became a British possession. Sixty years later the mother country had made no effort to provide an official currency for the young colony. By this time several private banks were in operation and they issued paper money which served to facilitate large business transactions. It was in the market place, where the ordinary citizen had to make change for small purchases, that the situation was most keenly felt. Read more »

It exists a variety with a thick planchet with a reeded edge and a variety with a thin planchet with a plain edge.

Text : Thos. & Wm. Molson - Brewers Distillers - Un sou - Montreal. Cash Paid for All Sorts of ? 1837.

Thos. & Wm. Molson - 1/2 penny 1837 values and prices

Depending on its condition, its scarcity, supply and demand and errors and varieties, the value of a Thos. & Wm. Molson - 1/2 penny 1837 varies. Below, the details of the value of the coin according to its grade.

Thos. & Wm. Molson - 1/2 penny 1837 circulated tokens1

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Varieties AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
-$180$350$500$750--
Silver -----$8,000$10,000

Thos. & Wm. Molson - 1/2 penny 1837 uncirculated tokens2

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Varieties MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
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Silver $12,000------

Varieties

Silver

N/A.

Another error and variety

Specifications

  • Issuer: Thos. & Wm. Molson
  • Issuing date : 1837
  • Denomination : 1/2 penny
  • Composition : Copper
  • Diameter : 30 mm
  • Breton # : 562
  • Charlton # : LC16A1

Silver

  • Composition : Silver

Notes

  1. The value of circulated tokens generally concerns coins with a certain wear due to the circulation. These coins rarely retain their original luster.
  2. The value of a uncirculated tokens generally concerns coins with little wear almost not visible with the eye. These coins generally retain their original luster.
  3. The values displayed on this page are in Canadian dollars.

Last update : Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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